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I got a phone call from a friend yesterday. One who I have known for
many years. He and I were trained under Pastor Dan Rothwell. Peter
Mehl was part of that time. We were good AG men of God. Yet as time has
gone on I have come to recognize a demonic scheme to sideline people of
power to cause them to be ineffective for Kingdom Expansion. Some of
that even existed then.
As a prophet, I rely on the written word
of God as it is brought to life by the Spirit. I rely on the voice of
God speaking to me (inaudible). I rely on the prophetic input from
trusted prophets that have proven themselves for decades. I know what I
believe and some things that are in the atmosphere are untrue. Some of
what is passing itself for the prophetic is Bandwagon Prophecy. The
idea that if everyone believes this and is buying into it, it must be
true. I don't do bandwagons. If you are looking for someone to
reinforce the latest prophetic fad, I'm not your prophet. I only say
what God says, not some book, some sensationalist TV program, some
internet site, some magazine is promoting. They make great conference
speakers, sell a lot of books and capture people's imaginations. They
are not my source. They should not be yours either.
If I were the devil and I wanted to hobble the Body of Christ to ineffectiveness on the earth today, here's what I would do:
I would get scriptural evidence to propound a lie of fear. If it
succeeds it would cause people to draw back, to freeze up, to become
paranoid, to hide out. OH, I could find lots of well meaning Christian
leaders to advance the theories, always in the future. Always with dire
consequence or GREAT reward.. but just not now.
I would divert
Christian's attentions from building the Kingdom to looking for devious
schemes, secret associations, antichrists, temples, calves, plots,
strategies that would either protect them from harm or offer untold
riches. Either would do.
I would preoccupy Christians with
meaningless activity. Sports, Entertainment, Pop Music, Politics and
dozens of other things that eat huge amounts of time and energy with no
effect. If they invested themselves in Kingdom building with the same
energy it would be really dangerous to the devil.
I would cause
them to engage in Quixotic battles in protest of supposed wrongs and
error in the culture while not facing the reality of what I (the devil)
am really doing.
I would create false hopes and false fears to keep Christians out of the arena.
I would emphasize faith over action. Spend much time in group prayer
and little time in group action. The idea that a Christian is part of
the answer to every prayer they pray will be disempowered.
would create all kinds of signs that people get excited about while
neutralizing the capacity for the true Sons of Issachar to speak up.
"From the tribe of Issachar, there were 200 leaders of the tribe with
their relatives. All these men understood the signs of the times and
knew the best course for Israel to take." 1 Chronicles 12:32 Those who
are able to see and hear what is happening in the culture will be set
aside for the sensational.
These things take a lot of forms in
our Christian Culture. I don't attack any one of these, but I speak to
the cumulative effect of all of them. They have succeeded in taking
Christians off the battlefield and onto the sidelines.
Here is a
list.. you may be able to add to this: Rapture, Millennial Reign, Left
Behind, Blood Moons and the Shemitah, The Harbinger, Why the rapture
will happen in 1988..(it didn't), Why the world will end in 2000 (It
didn't), Harold Camping end of the world 1994 and 2011 (it didn't), the
Revaluation of all Currencies any day now, The Revaluation of the Dinar,
Dong, Zim and a dozen other worthless pieces of paper (this is
insidious because it creates hope in nothing and makes the heart sick),
and all the end time stuff, the Masons, the Illuminati, Aliens and a
hundred other mindless conspiracy theories.
To be clear, I love
a good conspiracy theory as much as anyone else. Entertaining stuff.
YET.. the reality is there is nothing that surprises Father. They are a
waste of time to the Christian.
There is enough trouble for
today, we don't need to bother tomorrow for some of it's trouble. There
is a lot of pain and suffering in the world. IF those beheaded by Isis
will sit in judgement of us someday as the Bible says, how will we
The real problem with all this is it takes away
from the mission and mandate. Nations, Disciples, Kingdom. It's
interesting that the last words of Jesus in Great Commission lines up
with what the Word of God says he taught in His last days on earth,
"Concerning the Kingdom".
There will come a day of trouble in our
national, even global, life. I have written on what that will look
like. You won't be able to avoid it. Money won't help. Think of the
Christians in Mosul, some crucified by ISIS .. they had money. Now they
are dead or refugees. Your only hope is to trust GOD for your
provision. Your relationship with HIM and with others around you will
be your only currency in that day. This is not the GREAT tribulation,
but a great tribulation.
My friend, who I mentioned above, deals
with people who invest a lot of money. He told me that many good
Christians of wealth are very frightened because of all the dire
prophecies. They are wanting to take their money out of investments.
They want to hide. To not grow. To protect. To draw back. Same it
true of Rapture Ready folks.. they are ready for nothing. Useless on
We were to run to the Battle, not draw back as some do. You can't do that if you are in constant fear.
Stop the Fear.. Jesus said that to the Disciples on the Boat when he woke up in the storm.
He is up again and saying STOP THE FEAR.
I'm guessing you can quote me much from the word of God to support or
oppose the truth of what I have just written. I don't want to argue. I
just want you to stop being terrified. Don't let anyone push you around
spiritually "Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of
food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a
Sabbath." Colossians 2:16
God has NOT given you a spirit of
Fear.. that comes from down below. FEAR NOT..for I am with you.. He
either is and your believe Him or you doubt Him and and you will faint
when it comes.
Well, you learn something every day...
IRISH: THE FORGOTTEN WHITE SLAVES
They came as slaves: human cargo transported on British ships bound for the Americas. They were shipped by the hundreds of thousands and included men, women, and even the youngest of children.
Whenever they rebelled or even disobeyed an order, they were punished
in the harshest ways. Slave owners would hang their human property by
their hands and set their hands or feet on fire as one form of
punishment. Some were burned alive and had their heads placed on pikes
in the marketplace as a warning to other captives.
really need to go through all of the gory details, do we? We know all
too well the atrocities of the African slave trade.
But are we
talking about African slavery? King James VI and Charles I also led a
continued effort to enslave the Irish. Britain’s Oliver Cromwell
furthered this practice of dehumanizing one’s next door neighbour.
The Irish slave trade began when James VI sold 30,000 Irish prisoners
as slaves to the New World. His Proclamation of 1625 required Irish
political prisoners be sent overseas and sold to English settlers in the
By the mid 1600s, the Irish were the main slaves
sold to Antigua and Montserrat. At that time, 70% of the total
population of Montserrat were Irish slaves.
became the biggest source of human livestock for English merchants. The
majority of the early slaves to the New World were actually white.
From 1641 to 1652, over 500,000 Irish were killed by the English and
another 300,000 were sold as slaves. Ireland’s population fell from
about 1,500,000 to 600,000 in one single decade.
ripped apart as the British did not allow Irish dads to take their wives
and children with them across the Atlantic. This led to a helpless
population of homeless women and children. Britain’s solution was to
auction them off as well.
During the 1650s, over 100,000 Irish
children between the ages of 10 and 14 were taken from their parents and
sold as slaves in the West Indies, Virginia and New England. In this
decade, 52,000 Irish (mostly women and children) were sold to Barbados
Another 30,000 Irish men and women were also
transported and sold to the highest bidder. In 1656, Cromwell ordered
that 2000 Irish children be taken to Jamaica and sold as slaves to
Many people today will avoid calling the Irish
slaves what they truly were: Slaves. They’ll come up with terms like
“Indentured Servants” to describe what occurred to the Irish. However,
in most cases from the 17th and 18th centuries, Irish slaves were
nothing more than human cattle.
As an example, the African slave
trade was just beginning during this same period. It is well recorded
that African slaves, not tainted with the stain of the hated Catholic
theology and more expensive to purchase, were often treated far better
than their Irish counterparts.
African slaves were very expensive
during the late 1600s (£50 Sterling). Irish slaves came cheap (no more
than £5 Sterling). If a planter whipped, branded or beat an Irish slave
to death, it was never a crime. A death was a monetary setback, but far
cheaper than killing a more expensive African.
masters quickly began breeding the Irish women for both their own
personal pleasure and for greater profit. Children of slaves were
themselves slaves, which increased the size of the master’s free
Even if an Irish woman somehow obtained her freedom,
her kids would remain slaves of her master. Thus, Irish mothers, even
with this new found emancipation, would seldom abandon their children
and would remain in servitude.
In time, the English thought of a
better way to use these women to increase their market share: The
settlers began to breed Irish women and girls (many as young as 12) with
African men to produce slaves with a distinct complexion. These new
“mulatto” slaves brought a higher price than Irish livestock and,
likewise, enabled the settlers to save money rather than purchase new
This practice of interbreeding Irish females
with African men went on for several decades and was so widespread that,
in 1681, legislation was passed “forbidding the practice of mating
Irish slave women to African slave men for the purpose of producing
slaves for sale.” In short, it was stopped only because it interfered
with the profits of a large slave transport company.
continued to ship tens of thousands of Irish slaves for more than a
century. Records state that, after the 1798 Irish Rebellion, thousands
of Irish slaves were sold to both America and Australia. There were
horrible abuses of both African and Irish captives. One British ship
even dumped 1,302 slaves into the Atlantic Ocean so that the crew would
have plenty of food to eat.
There is little question the Irish
experienced the horrors of slavery as much (if not more, in the 17th
Century) as the Africans did. There is also little question that those
brown, tanned faces you witness in your travels to the West Indies are
very likely a combination of African and Irish ancestry.
1839, Britain finally decided on it’s own to end its participation in
Satan’s highway to hell and stopped transporting slaves. While their
decision did not stop pirates from doing what they desired, the new law
slowly concluded this chapter of Irish misery.
But, if anyone,
black or white, believes that slavery was only an African experience,
then they’ve got it completely wrong. Irish slavery is a subject worth
remembering, not erasing from our memories.
But, why is it so
seldom discussed? Do the memories of hundreds of thousands of Irish
victims not merit more than a mention from an unknown writer?
Or is their story to be the one that their English masters intended: To completely disappear as if it never happened.
None of the Irish victims ever made it back to their homeland to
describe their ordeal. These are the lost slaves; the ones that time and
biased history books conveniently forgot.
that commercial with the Chinese instructor laughing about how they Own
THE USA. Well boys and girls.. Hope and Change has brought us to our
knees. Our education system has succeeded in creating a nation of
dummies. Our work force is part time retail. Here's the commercial http://youtu.be/4LUumD0MwL8 watch it and weep for this once great county... now led by idiots
Night Peggy and I attended this opera. Beautiful music. I had not
seen it before. Heard it on the radio from the Met. It's part of our
season tickets to the Lyric. What was sad is two Great Sopranos Renee
Fleming and Sofie Von Otter were stars of this. This quality of singing
should have filled the house to overflow. It didn't. We have Ms Von
Otter's Cds at home. She's a great talent (mezzo). I guess I am out of
the loop on this. It should have been a barn burner. Opera is funny
stuff.. but to those of us who love it.. it's rewarding, in spite of the
fact that I was coughing into my large handkerchief often during the
President Jimmy Carter is criticizing President Barack Obama’s Middle
East policy, saying he has shifting policies and waited too long to take
action against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. In an
interviewed published Tuesday in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the 39th
Some would say, “No, you can’t change the
world.” Others would say, “One person at a time, starting with me.” For
those who are staying to build the Kingdom, and not leaving in the
rapture, we can get started on our assignment right now. Here’s how.
– The western bias premised on “enlightened reasoning” is that change
happens when we change our minds. Nothing could be further from the
truth. Everything we say and do comes right out of our hearts. Our
intellect is nothing more than a computer that offers up a
rationalization for what we already believe in our hearts. That’s why
intellectual arguments usually lead to more division than change. Our
culture has no working model that accounts for the role of our hearts.
We are not just conflicted with our neighbors; most of us are internally
conflicted because we don’t believe or act in a way that is consistent
with our own hearts… we don’t know what is in our hearts; it’s hidden.
My own logical, intellectual beliefs have no power over my words or
behavior. My affirmations, resolutions, goals and ambitions don’t work
unless they coincide with what is in my heart.
For example, name your favorite contentious
issue: global warming, GMO foods, immigration, politics… Rational facts
are just tools to beat the other team up. Scientific support for a
position is very often just a convenient alignment of data to support a
preconceived position of the heart. Science was commonly used to support
beliefs in a flat earth and the inferiority of other races. Nothing has
really changed. People look at the same facts and reach totally
different conclusions… for very good heart reasons.
We are stuck in our current division along
party lines or belief systems which are collections of heart beliefs…
some individually held and others collectively held. It’s worth noting
that large numbers of people hold common heart beliefs which can last
for generations… anti-Semitism, racism, terrorism, etc. Many ideologies
have legs – a power of their own to reproduce and multiply. They have
common roots in the rationale of the heart, and some of them have a
spiritual power and root behind them. Our intellectually based culture
doesn’t generally acknowledge influences on our hearts or our spirit.
Mind, Heart and Spirit
– Even Christians believe that if we “know” the truth it will set us
free. The Biblical concept of knowing something is to “experience” truth
in our hearts, not just know it in our heads. There is no word for
“mind” in Hebrew. Our hearts are very rational and have good reasons for
our current beliefs. Our minds don’t decide or change those beliefs;
intellect just explains our beliefs. What we do believe on any topic is
largely pre-determined by similar experiences in our past, which our
heart has faithfully stored as a lens to interpret every new thing.
Changing a heart belief can be done, but the implication is that our
hearts have to have a good reason to change our interpretation of every
similar thing in our history.
For example, a politician comes along with a
new agenda. Will we vote for him? Our hearts will make that decision
instantly on things like… Does he remind us (by appearance or
personality) of someone who hurt or helped in the past? Are his ideas
similar to our prior experiences that were hurtful or helpful? My point
is that the current person and concept has very little objective
influence on our response… which has deep and often hidden roots in our
heart or subconscious.
How change happens
– Hearts let go of old beliefs in exchange for new beliefs for one
reason… a new heart experience. We have to “experience” a new truth to
adopt it at a heart level. People change rapidly and radically when they
have a heart encounter… experiencing love from another person,
experiencing the presence of God, physical healing, resonating with a
prophetic word, or hearing the voice of God for themselves in their
hearts. I often see people light up and change if I can connect them
prophetically and practically with a desire that God has written in
their heart. His sheep heart His voice – it’s amazing! Let’s summarize:
What we say we believe on any given topic
is really a rationalization of something in our heart… not necessarily
based on present factual reality, but there is always a clear connection
in our hearts to a past experience (good or bad). Our mental
explanations of what we believe are often just propaganda.
There are themes of collective heart
beliefs that cause people to think alike (or be at odds)… Like
personality profiles or Jungian archetypes.
If we address the root heart beliefs behind an ideology, we can heal / unite masses of people at one time.
Implications – Heart influences are just starting to be understood in fields like political psychology and marketing / branding.
The secular explanation goes something like this, “Ideology is a set of
motivational imperatives that have their roots in personality,
socialization, and schematic bias.” God says it more like this:
heart is hopelessly dark and deceitful, a puzzle that no one can figure
out. But I, God, search the heart and examine the mind. I get to the
heart of the human. I get to the root of things. I treat them as they
really are, not as they pretend to be.” Jer 17:9-10 Message Bible
God’s solution to the problem of dark and
stubborn hearts corrupted by bad past experiences is that He wrote the
desires of His own heart in each one of us. We are all created in His
image and have a natural longing to be like Jesus. It is our destiny to
be creative and powerful and healing. When we connect hearts with those
natural longings, people run toward them and become themselves, get
saved, take their place in the Kingdom and inherit their land. It’s
really not that hard when we understand hearts instead of minds.
This slide has a very subtle but profound
observation that we shouldn’t miss. Our ability to discern and receive
new truth is determined by our connection to the Father… not our
intellectual capacity! Everything starts with a heart experience with
Jesus and our invitation for Him to dwell in our hearts. Sheep are not
particularly bright, but our shepherd knows everything and shares it
with us if we listen.
anyone is willing to do His will, he will know of the teaching, whether
it is of God or whether I speak from Myself. John 7:17 NASU
eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body
will be full of light. 23 But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will
be full of darkness. Matt 6:22-23 NIV (eyes of our heart)
the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who
hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop. Luke 8:15
NIV (the soil of our heart)
when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth.
He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he
will tell you what is yet to come. John 16:13-14 NIV
eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has
prepared for those who love him”— 10 but God has revealed it to us by
his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.
11 For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man’s
spirit within him? 1 Cor 2:9-11 NIV
One more level
– Ideologies, or collective heart beliefs, can have a spiritual power
behind them that must be recognized and either prayerfully dealt with or
wisely avoided. The desires of our hearts can have roots in “deceiving
spirits and things taught by demons” (1 Tim 4:1-3). Jesus told the
Pharisees that they were unable to hear Him because “you belong to your
father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desire” (Jn
8:44). It’s even more powerful to belong to our heavenly Father and
carry out His desires (1 Cor 6:19). Spiritual powers and principalities
do influence the spirits and hearts of people. Some heart boundaries are
collective in nature and represent spiritual strongholds. Some
deceptive ideas and concepts are ideological arguments that started with
I intend to be bold against some, who think of us as if we walked according to the flesh. 3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled. 2Cor 10:3-5
be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor
of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers,
against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and
against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Eph 6:10-13
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
5 They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the
world, and the world listens to them. 6 We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us;
but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we
recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood. 1 John 4:4-6
Here is the point. We have authority over
the power behind false ideologies. Right now the news is filled with
stories of terrorism fueled by the ideology of Islamic supremacy. It
will be overcome militarily, but the people caught in the wake of this
deception are also captives who need to be set free from an ideological
bondage. Their hearts need a reason and an experience to turn to God.
It’s our job to overcome the ideology and the spirit behind it. It’s
very possible… the imperialism that was Japan and the Aryan supremacy
that was Germany are distant artifacts of history today. We have to
admit that our leaders around the world in every mountain are operating
in an intellectual paradigm that doesn’t even acknowledge power of God’s
Spirit to deliver us from false ideologies into what is really true.
They are not able to engage in the complete battle… that’s why we’re
here… to change the world.
When the key to the Kingdom unlocks the
prison of an ideology, it feels like revival and reformation comes to
whole nations. That’s our job to make disciples of nations. It’s the
Spirit of God that comes in like a flood and overwhelms the strategies
of evil (Isa 59:19)… demons are afraid of us. Needy people love us back.
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy
Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.
And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matt
author of Obamacare says we should volunteer to die at 75, how long
till it's a mandate? Thousands are being killed now in the Netherlands.
If Great Britain adopts this rule as it is considering (universal
health care requires death panels), the death toll is estimated to be
OVER 20,000 per year and increasing. "Hello Grandma, don't you think
it's time for you to go (I need your money more than you do)".
—Ordinary citizens left their jobs and stopped virtually all that they
were doing Thursday morning, leaving their homes to pick up their
children from the middle of their school day as news broke of the
pending resignation of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Many of those,
Jews and Muslims: An Intellectual Comparison How could the picture be painted any more vividly? The Global Islamic population is approximately 1,200,000,000 or roughly 20% of the world's population. TOTAL: 14 (FOURTEEN) Nobel Prize Recipients The Global Jewish population is approximately 14,000,000 or about 0.2% of the world's population. TOTAL: 193 (ONE HUNDRED NINETY THREE) Nobel Prize Recipients!
The Jews are NOT promoting brain washing children in military training
camps, teaching them how to blow themselves up and cause maximum deaths
of Jews and other non-Muslims! The Jews do NOT hijack planes, nor
kill athletes at the Olympics, or blow themselves up in German
restaurants. There is NOT one single Jew that has destroyed a church.
There is NOT a single Jew that protests by killing people. The Jews do NOT traffic slaves, nor have leaders calling for Jihad and death to all the Infidels.
Perhaps the world's Muslims should consider investing more in standard
education and less in blaming the Jews for all their problems. Muslims must ask "what can they do for humankind" before they demand that humankind respects them!
Regardless of your feelings about the crisis between Israel and the
Palestinians and Arab neighbors, even if you believe there is more
culpability on Israel's part, the following quote says it all: "'If
the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence.
If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more